The Saguache County Clerk on Nov. 2 released the “unofficial” results of the Nov. 2 election.
The vote for ballot item 2A, for creation of a fire district, was 280 yes, 256 nay.
Ballot item 5B, to increase taxes to fund the district was 258 yes, 276 nay.
Ballot item 5C to retain and spend all revenues was 270 yes, 252 nay.
This is a puzzling result, as a district would need to have tax revenues in order to be funded and operated. It is not sure if those voting in favor of the district understood this. It is not known at this early time how the formation committee or the new district will proceed. We await the “official” results.
More updates as we have it.